Archives for March 2013

Results from the 4th Annual Skylands Ice World Basic Skills Competition

Results from the 4th Annual Skylands Ice World Basic Skills Competition

Gold Medals

Riley Marmon – Preliminary Compulsories

Maliah Utley – Freeskate 2

Jane Einrenhoffer – Basic 5

Taylor Shawgo – Basic 7

Annabelle Bunis – No Test Group A

Bella Tolendini – Pre-Preliminary Test Track

Riley Block – Pre-Preliminary Well Balanced

Silver Medals

Kristina Haviland – Beginner Test Track

Rebecca  Sorkin – Basic 6

Lana Utley – No Test Group A

Julia Hagan – Pre-Preliminary Test Track

Bronze Medals

Aubrey Zimmerman – Basic 3 Group A

Riley Marmon – Pre-Preliminary Well Balanced

Pewter Medals

Emily Sorkin  – Freeskate 1

Jillian Faletta – Pre-Preliminary Well Balanced

Join us at the 2013 Skatetacular: Celebrating the Jersey Shore!

The New Jersey Figure Skating Foundation in conjunction with the New Jersey Council of Figure Skating Clubs is proud to host the 2013 Skatetacular – Celebrating the Jersey Shore on Saturday April 20 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Richard J. Codey Arena at South Mountain, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ. The event is sanctioned by United States Figure Skating. Former Olympic star JoJo Starbuck will be the emcee.

Each year the Foundation partners with another non-profit organization to share the proceeds from this charitable event. This year, to support the recovery and rebuilding of our State, a portion of the proceeds will go to Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund Inc., established by New Jersey’s First Lady Mary Pat Christie. The remaining proceeds will benefit the New Jersey Figure Skating Foundation in its support of the New Jersey Council’s scholarship and grants programs. These programs, provided to eligible New Jersey skaters and teams, include the NJCFSC Academic Honors Team, Synchronized Skating Grants, and Grace Moore Competitors Assistance Scholarship Awards.

We need your help and ask that you take an active role to promote this event by spreading the word through social media and purchasing tickets for this event. Remember, proceeds from this event will support New Jersey figure skaters as well as the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund Inc.

Please visit our ticket sales page to promote via Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter:

To keep up with details and updates about the show, performers, and special guests, visit our web site and forward this link to your club members, friends, and family:

Thank you for your consideration and anticipated assistance in this fundraising endeavor. Together we can make this a success for New Jersey skaters and Hurricane Sandy relief.

4th Annual Skylands Ice World Schedule

Click Here for schedule.

Results from the 2013 Eastern Adult Sectional Championships

Results from the 2013 Eastern Adult Sectional Championships


Championship Masters Junior-Senior Ladies

Bronze Medal

Pamela Federbusch


Championship Adult Pairs

Pewter Medal

Tara Cioppa and Stephen Trzaska (Washington FSC)


Championship Gold Ladies

11th Place – Tara Cioppa


Masters Junior-Senior Ladies

Gold Medal

Pamela Federbusch


Gold Men

Gold Medal

Rick Breitweiser


Masters Interpretive Dramatic

Bronze Medal

Pamela Federbusch


Gold Interpretive Light Entertainment

Bronze Medal

Rick Breitweiser





See an amazing interview with 1982 World Champion Elaine Zayak

Jennifer Kirk (the 2000 Junior World Champion and Senior National Bronze and Pewter Medalist) and North Jersey’s David Lease conducted a wonderful interview with one of our all time greats, Elaine Zayak.  Check out

Elaine was a member of the North Jersey Figure Skating Club (I think up through Intermediate) and in 1982, won the Senior Ladies World Championship.  She was a member of the 1984 Olympic Team.

Elaine completed a “comeback” journey in 1994 – at the age of 28!  Some of you may recall that she was truly AMAZING and finished 4th at National’s that year, thus becoming an alternate for the 1994 Olympic Team.

The interview by Jenny and Dave is a great study on a special person and a remarkable champion. Check it out and hear  what it is like to truly be on top of the podium!

Here are the links to the interview so that you can watch on “you tube”:


Results from the Second Annual Staten Island Ice Pavilion Basic Skills Competition



 Jenna McKlusky – No Test Freestyle

Bella Tolendini – Pre Preliminary (TT) Freestyle

Arissa Ng – Freeskate 1


Lia Miele – Preliminary Dance (Overall)

Sasha Kulik – No Test Freestyle

Marcella Paradis – Pre Preliminary (TT) Freestyle


Veronica Voronkov – No Test Freestyle

State Games of America Hotel Block

HUGE thank you to Wendy Drake-Schneider for working to secure a room block for North Jersey Skaters during the 2013 State Games of America Competition.

Here is the information (it will be on web page and newsletter too).

Hotel: Wingate by Wyndham York 105 State Street, Rt 30 and North George Street, York, PA 17404

All USFSA skating will be at the York City Arena, the Wingate rate is $125 per night which includes breakfast and wi-fi. Below you will find the Internet link for our group’s members to book their rooms at the Wingate by Wyndham York for the 2013 State Games of America.

 Currently, the hotel could hold only 6 rooms—but Wendy can contact the hotel and get more rooms as needed…the available dates for your group are 30 July for check-in and 6 August for check-out…they can book any dates in-between as well. If anyone would prefer to book by phone, our reservations hotline is 855-476-6976 or 702-476-6976.

 Those booking by phone that they need to mention that they are booking in the North Jersey Figure Skating Club room block. See below for the Internet link:

The release date for this block of rooms is June 20, 2013—which means members must book their rooms by that date. There is no penalty or attrition to worry about—but after June 20th, we will release this block of rooms to the general public for booking.

 If anyone has any problems or questions for hotel info and shirts/jackets they can contact Wendy @ or 973-768-2967 ( cell)and/or Tony (our Connections hotel contact) will sort them out.

 Also if anyone calls or books a room and they cannot get one please contact Wendy and she will have Tony get us more rooms.  Poste for: Wendy Drake-Schneider

2013 U.S. National Synchro Championships


Skyliners (Skating Club of New York):

Rachel Oberman – Intermediate – Bronze Medal!

Angela Maliakal – Juvenile – Silver Medal!


Synchroettes (Essex Skating Club of New Jersey):

Ayano Endo – Novice – 7th Place

Tessa Lytle – Juvenile – 7th Place

Test Results – February 2013

Test Results – February 2013

Olivia Awe – Junior MIF

Ashley Le – Junior MIF

Mariko Miyashita – Senior Freestyle

Andrew Quinones – Pre Preliminary MIF/Pre Preliminary Freestyle

Brooke Tufts – Pre Juvenile Freestyle

2013 Empire State Games! More images, “click” on photo!

Emoire State Games


Empire State Games 2

Shea Ross

Megan Bekgrave

Olivia Awe

Victoria Garritt

Jillian Falletta & Niki Albrechtovics

Jillian Faletta

Niki Albrechtovics